Mi Notebook Air 12.5 vs 13.3 Side by Side Specs Comparison

Specs Comparison Table

We have posted an article about key features and specs about Xiaomi laptop known as Mi Notebook Air. Unfortunately, some people told me that they are still confused spotting in which area the discrepancies of those two laptops. We are really sure that you will firstly spot the difference on the size of its display screen. However, there are a numbers of differences between Mi Notebook 13.3″ and 12.5″ including its processor, GPU, as well as memory capacity or RAM. Luckily, a super moderator of MIUI community known as Sepneela has shared a nice side-by-side specs comparison in a readable table. We have modified the table a little bit by formatting the different parts in bold so you can easily spot in which parts these two laptops are different.

Mi Notebook Air 12.5″ Mi Notebook Air 13.3″
Display
Screen Size – 12.5″ Screen Size – 13.3″
Disply Size – 276.5mm x 155.6mm Disply Size – 293.76mm x 165.24mm
Ultra-narow Border – 5.71mm Ultra-narow Border – 5.59mm
FHD Full HD Screen FHD Full HD Screen
Resolution – 1080 x 1920 (176 PPI) Resolution – 1080 x 1920 (166 PPI)
170′ Wide Angle 170′ Wide Angle
300nit Brightness 300nit Brightness
600:1 Contrast Ratio 800:1 Contrast Ratio
16:9 Widescreen 16:9 Widescreen
NTSC Color Gamut – 50% NTSC Color Gamut – 72%
Hard Screen,full lamination technology with low reflectivity Hard Screen,full lamination technology with low reflectivity
Camera
1mp Camera 1mp Camera
1280 x 720 Video calls 1280 x 720 Video calls
Digital Array Microphone Digital Array Microphone
Processor
Intel Core m3-6Y30 (6th Generation) Intel Core i5-6200U
Highest frequency 2.2GHz Highest frequency 2.7GHz
Double Nuclear Power Plant threaded  processor Double Nuclear Power Plant threaded processor
4MB L3 cache 3MB cache
Connectivity
Intel 2×2 Dual WiFi Antenna Intel 2×2 Dual WiFi Antenna
2.4GHz, 5GHz Dual Band 2.4GHz, 5GHz Dual Band
802.11ac protocal (Compatible with 802.11  b/g/g) 802.11ac protocal (Compatible with 802.11 b/g/g)
Max speed upto 867Mbps Max speed upto 867Mbps
Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
RAM
4GB LPDDR3 1866MHz 8GB DDR4 2133MHz  (compared to 15% faster DDR3, 5 to 10% lower power consumption)
Hard disk
128G SATA SSD 256GB PCIe × 4 NVMe SSD
Maximum read speed of 535MB / s Maximum read speed of 1.5GB / s
reserved SSD card, an additional  expansion of hard drive capacity reserved SSD card, an additional expansion of hard drive capacity
support mobile hard disk read and write support mobile hard disk read and write
Graphics and Video Output
Intel® HD Graphics 515 integrated graphics NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card 1G GDDR5 memory, frequency 5GHz
Support three-screen display and dual 4K video playback – can connect two 4K resolution display, full HD notebook display, three-screen display different content. Support three-screen display and dual 4K video playback – can connect two 4K resolution display, full HD notebook display, three-screen display different content.
USB-C and HDMI video output – Support 1080p resolution (up to 60Hz) ,Supports 4K resolution (30Hz) USB-C and HDMI video output –  Support 1080p resolution (up to 60Hz) ,Supports 4K resolution (30Hz)
Audio Frequency
Realtek  ALC233
AKG Customised dual speaker
Professional speaker, super power 1Wx2
Realtek ALC255
AKG Customised dual speaker
Professional speaker, super power 2Wx2
Dolby  Audio ™ Premium Dolby sound – Advanced Edition
S
urround sound supports computer and headphones  
24Khz, 48KHz audio playback
Support headset with a microphone and remote control function (except Apple headphones)
Dolby  Audio ™ Premium Dolby sound – Advanced Edition
S
urround sound supports computer and headphones  
24Khz, 48KHz audio playback
Support headset with a microphone and remote control function (except Apple headphones)
Battery Power
37 watts (typ) thin battery 40 watts (typ) thin battery
USB Type-C fast charging 50% charge in 30  minutes USB Type-C fast charging 50% charge in 30 minutes
Online video playback 9.5 hours Online video playback 8 hours
local video playback 7.5 hours local video playback 7.5 hours
Web browsing 7.5 hours Web browsing 7.5 hours
Peripheral Interface
USB Type-C – 5Gb/s transfer rate USB Type-C – 5Gb/s transfer rate
1 x USB 3.0 Port, 1.5Gb/s transmission  speed 2 x USB 3.0 Port, 2.5Gb/s transmission speed
1 x HDMI Port 1 x HDMI Port
3.5mm Headphone Microphone Jack 3.5mm Headphone Microphone Jack
Size & Weight
Length: 292mm,Width: 202mm, thin: 12.9mm, Light: 1.07kg Length: 309.6mm, Width: 210.9mm, thin:12.9mm, Light: 1.28kg
All Metal Body All Metal Body
120′ Opening & Closing 120′ Opening & Closing
Keyboard &Touchpad
Full size backlit keyboard,1.3mm key way Full size backlit keyboard,1.3mm key way
Supports multi finger gesture function Supports multi finger gesture function
Operating System
Pre-Installed Windows 10 Home Edition(10 seconds to ON,2 seconds to wake) Pre-Installed Windows 10 Home  Edition(10 seconds to ON,2 seconds to wake)
Supports Mi Cloud Synchronization Supports Mi Cloud Synchronization
Mi Band 2 unlocking Mi Band 2 unlocking
Color
Gold and Silver Gold and Silver
Price
3499 Yuan 4999 Yuan

Have you bough one? Initially these laptops will be sold on August 2nd, 2016.

UPDATE (August 17th, 2016)

Mi Notebook Air is finally available globally via online stores like GearBest. I’ve found the 12-inch variant available for preorder since August 11th with limited quantity. Interested? You can now have Mi Notebook Air earlier than anyone else in your country by purchasing it on GearBest.

Here’s a nice video short-reviewing the item:

Preorder Mi Notebook Air 12″ for only $618 from Gearbest.com now and own this cool laptop earlier than anyone else in your country.

Visit Product page : http://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_416105.html

Few pictures in gallery

Notebook Air 12 Keypad Backlit

Notebook Air 12 Keypad Backlit Style

Notebook Air 12 Dimension

Notebook Air 12 Charger

Notebook Air 12 Box

  • Harry

    Looks like I’m going for 13.3 inch then.